Meaning of 杯

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Pinyin: bēi
English Definition: cup; trophy cup; classifier for certain containers of liquids: glass, cup
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (tree) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
    • [ ] no, not, un-; negative prefix
Similar Characters: 怀
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Example Words
世界杯 shì jiè bēi World Cup
酒杯 jiǔ bēi wine cup
茶杯 chá bēi teacup; tea-glass; cup; mug; Classifiers:
奖杯 jiǎng bēi trophy cup
举杯 bēi to toast sb (with wine etc); to drink a toast
More: 杯* | *杯 | *杯*
Example Sentences
Let's have a drink.
He touched glasses with all the guests.
Drink up and quit all this remorse talk.
Just a Seven-up.
Two cups of coffee at this not-too-fancy coffee shop in Beijing where I am typing these words.